By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 17: What could the Pollution Control Board, Assam’s (PCBA) monitoring system in the State be exactly like? Just have a look at this vehicle – the mobile monitoring van of the board. The rickety van does smack of the type of pollution monitoring the Board practices.
This costly and state-of-the-art van was procured so as to go to any place instantly soon after getting the smell of any rot in Guwahati and its nearby areas. However, the very purpose of buying this costly van is not being served now. The van has been gathering dust at the Board’s head office at Bamunimaidam in the city for the past three/four years. In fact, the van itself might pose pollution threat to the neighbouring areas. The reason behind the rickety van lying unused is not known. By now the van is a rickety one, no better than scrap metal.